2021 Jean Bouteille Pirate
No Added Preservatives
80% Merlot topped up with 20% Semillon from an organically farmed vineyard in Vine vale, East of the Barossa.
Vines grown on deep sand over red clay that benefit from the cool night air coming down from the Eden Valley Ridge to create a good diurnal temperature to help phenolic ripeness. Both varieties have been hand picked by a crew of legends and whole bunch tipped into a stainless steel tank to undergo a carbonic maceration for one week. After that week the fermentation kickstarted and the ferment had three days of foot stomping, once a day, to extract some colour, aromatics, and to break down the carbonic effect. Pressed in a horizontal bag press and finish the fermentation in stainless before going to old seasoned French barrique and demi muid for élevage over winter. Bottled without any additions.